Review Category : Arts

Come hear The Winter’s Tale

The Winter's Tale

Today at 1 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

$16 general admission, $11 with a student ID

Studio Theater at the Mondavi Center

The hallmark of a well-performed Shakespeare play is the degree to which a modern audience can understand the confusing dialogue.

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Live on campus

Three on-campus performances will be held at the ASUCD Coffee House and the ARC Pavilion next week. Two of the shows will be co-hosted by both the ASUCD Entertainment Council and KDVS 90.3 FM, and the EC will also co-host Skull Candy, a collaborative show featuring Gym Class Heroes and several other artists.

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Katy Perry Review

Rating: 4

Katy Perry, the newest American pop star, is something of a cross between Avril Lavigne and Kelly Clarkson. Or perhaps it would be better to call her the unwanted step-sister of these pop darlings

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Insurgentes Review

Rating: 5

It's hard to find a single album, collaboration or production by Steven Wilson that's anything short of a masterpiece.

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The legacy of Jason Voorhies continues

Friday the 13th brings to mind bad luck and black cats less and less as Jason Voorhies becomes more popular.

Coming to theaters tomorrow is Friday the 13th, a brand new addition to the Jason saga. The film will be screened at the Regal Davis Holiday 6 at 101 F St.

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Can we still be friends?

Almost every college student has had some version of this experience: A friend is romantically inclined, but you think of it as a strictly platonic relationship. UC Davis communication professor Michael Motley tells students how to maintain a friendship after experiencing a romantic rejection. His research on unrequited love appears in "Studies in Applied Interpersonal Communication.

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You might just be into He’s Just Not That Into You

The good thing about going into movies with low expectations is that you are rarely disappointed. Since it is inspired by the ever-popular self-help guide by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo (which was itself inspired by a single line of dialogue on "Sex and the City"), He's Just Not That Into You automatically has hurdles of preconceptions to overcome.

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Gym Class Heroes tickets on sale today

Although Davis has its share of mid-sized and smaller concerts, larger acts usually travel across the Causeway to play in Sacramento at venues like the Arco Arena. This month, however, is an exception as a six-act show featuring Gym Class Heroes, Shwayze, LMFAO, Tyga, The Knux and HardNox will rock the UC Davis Pavilion on Feb. 26.

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Taken for a ride

Taken

Now playing at the Regal Davis Stadium 5 on G Stree

Taken has all the key aspects of a typical action movie. It starts with the basics: trustworthy main character, dire situation and linear storyline.

Then come the fun but still familiar parts. The movie is peppered with realistic, claustrophobic fight sequences reminiscent of the Bourne series. The protagonist has implausible but forgettable means of gathering information.

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No instruments necessary

Sophomore design major Greer Shively used to think that a cappella groups were all about nerdy males in the Ivy League system. That was, however, before she heard about The Spokes, an a cappella group on campus.

Now, in the middle of her second year as a singer with The Spokes, Shively has learned a thing or two about the art of a cappella, a style of vocal music without instrumental accompaniment.

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Artsweek

This week in Davis -

StereoEarth, Neurotunnel, Crazy Ballhead

Women's Research and Resource Center Benefit Dance Party

Birdstrike Theater

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The Bird and The Bee Review

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If the recently split garage rockers of Be Your Our Pet were ever to be collectively slipped a roofie and forced to reunite and record together, the music they would produce would not be far from that of The Bird and The Bee.

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Variations on a Theme

As much as I'd like any readers out there to believe in the warm benevolence of my smiling picture or the cheeky, scintillatingly witty words of my ever cleverer columns, I've always been kind of a bad liar, so I will go right out and admit it: I am a shy person. I mean, sure, I'm relatively friendly and stuff, but I've had more people comment on my shyness than I think necessary.

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